Animal Size

Haig’s tuco-tuco size: How big do they get?

How big does a Haig’s tuco-tuco get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Haig’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys haigi) reaches an average size of 17.3 cm (0′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 164 grams (0.36 lbs). The Haig’s tuco-tuco (genus: Ctenomys) is a member of the family Ctenomyidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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Haig’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys haigi), known regionally as the Patagonian tuco-tuco, is a South American hystricognath rodent. Like other tuco-tucos it is subterranean and thus not often observed, although the “tuc-tuc” call of the males can be heard near burrow sites, especially in early morning. Like most species in the genus Ctenomys, C. haigi are solitary, with one adult per burrow.Haig’s tuco-tuco is native to Argentine Patagonia. Its primary habitat is the Patagonian steppe, but it is also found in the Low Monte and Valdivian temperate rain forest ecoregions.

Animals of the same family as a Haig’s tuco-tuco

We found other animals of the Ctenomyidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Haig’s tuco-tuco

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Haig’s tuco-tuco:

Animals with the same weight as a Haig’s tuco-tuco

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ctenomys haigi: